When Can One Start Exercising After Cataract Surgery?

When Can One Start Exercising After Cataract Surgery?

The recovery after cataract surgery is usually very quick. But it is prudent to avoid strenuous activities like exercising, driving, cooking, and swimming. The recovery time is variable for every individual.

The discomfort from the surgery will settle down in a few day’s time and one can start performing a moderate exercises like walking or stretching within a week. But it is best not to perform exercise which increases pressure on the head and neck like bending down below the waist.

So in the first week, one can perform moderate exercises like walking or stretching and can build up the tempo gradually. Strenuous exercise can be performed only after a month and it is best to avoid swimming for at least 1 or 2 months. Intense exercise will lead to a build-up of pressure in the eye and this can lead to slower healing. Many high-intensity sports like football, tennis, and cycling can lead to dust and debris entering the eye and can lead to allergy or infection. The eyes need to be cleaned and sterilized after surgery to prevent any nasty infection.

By allowing time to heal the possibility of adverse reactions like fluid build-up and increased pressure, dislocation of lens and retinal detachment. Even though cataract surgery is a safe procedure and quick procedure with rapid healing it is wise to take care in the initial period after surgery.

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Dr. Ramesh Murthy is a renowned eye surgeon and one of the best cataract surgeons in Pune, well-known for his excellent results. He is considered among the best eye specialists in Pune. He is also among the best oculoplasty and best squint surgeons in the city of Pune. He is available at Axis Eye Clinic, Pune which is among the best eye clinics in Pune. The staff at Axis Eye Clinic are well versed with Mediclaim and insurance procedures and are always there to help you. Axis Eye Clinic is empaneled for cashless eye surgery with all insurance companies and also has facilities for Bajaj Finance and HDFC Finance.

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